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Internships - UK

Why An Internship At IMG?

Our Internship scheme offers an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals to gain practical experience within a Global sports, fashion and media working environment, offering a valuable insight into our business culture and building those all important skills required for your future careers. Whichever department you are placed in, you will be guaranteed a taste of life at the heart of IMG, working alongside fellow Interns and experienced professionals on a variety of exciting projects. You will get an inside look at the people, methods and technologies at work and understand the value we place on quality and integrity.

Interns are typically exposed to the day-to-day operations of specific departments, with the opportunity to be guided by established industry professionals. Interns may also be involved in locally sponsored IMG events, depending on the office location and/or division.

About Our UK Internships

IMG's Internships have been successfully running for 14 years and are still proving extremely popular as the programmes attract several hundred applicants each year. The majority of our Internships are located at our International headquarters in Chiswick; however since 2009 we have also had Interns working at our other offices in Wembley and Soho. All our Internship placements are based on IMG's current business needs.

What We Look For

Whilst each Internship will have its own particular requirements, there are a number of attributes which you will need to demonstrate during the selection process. We require our Interns to be either currently studying at University (or equivalent), or to have recently graduated. Fundamental skills will include a high standard of written and spoken English, numeracy and computer-literacy. You will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, a flexible approach and a team player mentality.

A genuine passion and enthusiasm is essential for you to gain the most from your placement, along with a willingness to learn, and a high level of commitment.

Working Entitlement

If you are looking for an Internship within the UK you must have an EEA passport and/or UK work visa. If you do not have full working entitlement you will need to arrange the appropriate documentation to allow you to be employed in the UK. If you are shortlisted you will be asked to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.

Diversity

As a Global company IMG prides itself on creating a diverse working environment; we welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds.

IMG’s UK Internships

We have two types of Internship, each of which offers something different. Before you apply, please carefully consider the programme that best suits you.

Please click on the links below for further information

Summer Internship | Graduate Internships 

Things to Consider

  • Our Internships provide paid work experience (£270 per week, Monday-Friday).
  • There are no guarantees of permanent employment on completion of the Internship period. However, Interns are welcome to apply for any available vacancies during/ at the end of/ after their time with us.
  • IMG will not be responsible for any travel expenses incurred during the selection process.
  • If you are successful in obtaining an Internship, you will be responsible for arranging your own accommodation within commuting distance to the London offices. It will also be your responsibility to organise your own travel arrangements.
  • Unfortunately due to the extremely high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to individual queries; however you will receive an automated response confirming receipt of your application.
  • Feedback will only be provided to candidates who are selected to attend an assessment centre/interview.


  • Summer Internship

    APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME!

    Our 2014 Summer Internship will commence on Monday 30th June 2014 and finish on Friday 22nd August 2014. This programme remains highly competitive and each year there are a limited number of positions available.

    Please revisit the website in December 2014 for further details on how to apply for the 2015 Summer Internship.

    Who Can Apply?

    Students who are currently studying at University (or equivalent), or who have finished university within the last year.

    Intern Activities

    In addition to departmental commitments Summer Interns will participate in a number of different activities:

  • Induction to IMG – an opportunity to meet your fellow Summer Interns, build relationships and discover what your 8 week placement programme will involve;
  • Executive Seminars - an opportunity to hear Senior Executives talk about their own IMG experiences. The seminars give a unique insight into the workings of IMG and provide a rounded understanding of what the company does;
  • Corporate Summer Fundraising Event - arranged solely by the Summer Interns in order to raise money for IMG’s designated charities and offer a fun event in which all employees can participate;
  • Tour of Wembley Stadium - a chance to learn about the most successful Sports Stadium Marketing project in Europe where IMG has undertaken a 20 year relationship;
  • Excursion to Wimbledon – a tour of Wimbledon’s grounds, the tennis courts and retail outlets;
  • IMG Studios Tour - providing a behind the scenes look at our state of the art live and post-production studios based at Stockley Park;
  • 1 -2-1 CV Coaching - the chance to discuss and update your CV with an industry expert;
  • Individual Presentations - at the end of the Internship each Intern will have the opportunity to reflect on their time at IMG in a formal presentation.
  • Recruitment Timeline

    We have outlined the selection process below, however please note this is meant as a guide only and may be subject to change.

    Application Process Open-
    Application Closing Date -
    Telephone Interviews -
    Assessment Centres -
    Final Stage Interviews -
    Offers Made To Successful Candidates -
    Summer Internships Commences* -

    5th December 2013
    3rd January 2014
    w/c 20/27th January 2014
    w/c 17th & 24th February 2014
    w/c 10th, 17th, & 24th March 2014
    From w/c 17th March 2014
    30th June 2014

    *Please note internships for Golf Licensing, Arts and Entertainment, Challenger World and Wimbledon Licensing will commence in early June 2014.



    Graduate Internship

    Our Graduate Internship scheme provides an excellent opportunity for recent graduates wishing to pursue a career within IMG. The duration of these Internships vary between 3 – 9 months. Throughout this period, you will be given the chance to work in a challenging and rewarding environment and although there are no guarantees that your placement will lead to a permanent position, it can be a great stepping stone!

    How Do Graduate Internships Arise?

    Our Graduate Internships are created in accordance with current business needs and can therefore occur in any department at any time throughout the year. In 2013, we placed approximately 32 Graduate Interns across a variety of divisions.

    Application Process

  • Specific applications
  • We prefer candidates to apply for specific graduate intern vacancies rather than sending speculative applications. If you would like to receive our weekly Job List, which contains details of our live internship opportunities, please send your request to recruitment@img.com. If you see an internship opportunity on the Job List which you think suits your skills, experience and interests please apply directly by sending a CV, cover letter and application form to the email address specified on the Job List advert, specifying the role you are applying for in the subject of your email.

  • Speculative applications
  • We encourage you to apply for specific roles, but if you do not find anything of interest on the Job List you are welcome to send a speculative CV, cover letter and application form to ukinterns@img.com detailing your area of interest in the subject of your email. However, due to the fact our internships are based on specific business needs, there is no guarantee we will have a suitable role. We will keep your application on file for 6 months and will contact you only if a suitable role arises.

    Graduate Internship Application Form

    Graduate Internship Guidance Notes